How Rahul Dravid Is Shaping Young Talents Of Indian Cricket
The performance of the young brigade involved in Team India, whether a countryman or another cricket playing country, surprised everyone, but the coaching staff of the National Cricket Academy, the center of India’s A and Under-19 team preparations, is not surprised. Former cricketer Abhay Sharma, former fielding coach of the Indian team and currently NCA coach, leaves the mouth of cricketers like Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar. Not surprising.
Abhay Sharma believes that Dravid has really strengthened these young people through the wall. When Dravid talks to a 16-17 year old cricketer, he does not let him realize that he is a big cricketer. His style has made the youth mentally strong. His character is shown in Australia. The way the young cricketers are being prepared under the guidance of Rahul Dravid, he was hopeful that he would prove his usefulness whenever he got a chance.
Easy way to teach
According to Abhay, in the last four years, under the leadership of Dravid, the under-19 level has worked well. They are prepared here as they are at the international level. Today the situation is that behind every place of the senior team, two cricketers are claiming. This is the result of hard work of the last four years. Abhay clarifies that Dravid’s presence becomes special for the young cricketers who come here. He explains things in an easy and common way. The special thing is that he talks to the cricketer according to the same lack. It is not the case that we apply one kind of formula to all.
They overcome problems on mobile too
Wicket-keeper-batsman Abhay, who plays 89 first-class matches, reveals that Dravid is always available to these cricketers. If any cricketer has any problem, he can contact them on mobile. Dravid also never disappoints him. According to Abhay, Dravid’s stay in NCA has made a tremendous difference in the confidence of the youth. It was seen six-seven years ago that when a cricketer from under-19 team entered the senior team, there was a difference in his performance, but today it is not so.
Young Brigade is trustworthy
When the talk of the Chief Coach of the Indian team was going on, Mr. Dravidi i.e. Rahul Dravid spoke of working hard on the youth. At the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore, he taught technical nuances to talented youngsters. Dravid, who once won the Eden Gordon in Kolkata with a Very-Very Special Laxman against Australia despite having won a follow-up, would not know whether the light of many young stars coming out of his school would dazzle the world cricket.
Shubman Gill: Man of the tournament in 2018 Under-19 World Cup
This highly talented batsman from Chandigarh made his Test debut against Australia, scoring two fifties. A 70-run partnership for the first wicket with veteran Rohit in his second Test in Sydney.
Test match: 03, Century / half-century: 0/2, Average: 51.80, Best: 91
Rishabh Pant: Members of the 2016 Under-19 World Cup squad
His century against Namibia in the 2016 Under-19 World Cup wicketkeeper batsman helped the Indian team enter the semi-finals. In first-class cricket, he came into the limelight after scoring a triple century against Maharashtra and a 48-ball century against Jharkhand. The first contract in the IPL was for Rs 1.9 crore. In Australia, he scored 97 runs in Sydney and played an important role in winning the series by playing an unbeaten 89 in Gabba.
Test match: 16 centuries / half-centuries: 2/4 average: 43.52 best 159 *
Washington Sundar: Members of the 2016 Under-19 World Cup squad
The Tamil Nadu bowling all-rounder scored 62 runs in the seventh Test in the very first Test of his career and took three wickets (04 total in the match). It was his 123-run partnership with Shardul that helped Australia take a 33-run lead in the first innings at the Gabba. Significant 22 runs scored in the second innings. Has taken 34 wickets in 13 matches of the first class.
Test match: 01 century / half-century 0/1 average: 42.00 best: 62